Allergies

Allergies

Which Allergy Meds Are the Most Effective?

From Zyrtec to Flonase, here's how to find the pill or spray that will be most effective for treating your seasonal allergy symptoms.
Maggie Puniewska
10.9.18
VICE Guide to Life

Is it Possible to Get Sick From a Used Dorm Mattress?

Your predecessor could have left behind everything from dust mites to insect parts, bodily secretions and excretions, fungal spores, and bacteria.
Jesse Hicks
9.11.18
Asking for a friend

Why Does My Throat Always Feel So Phlegmy?

Here’s what to do if postnasal drip gets out of control.
Julie Stewart
9.10.18
Eat This

Is A2 Milk Good For People With Lactose Intolerance?

We looked into the science.
Matt Jancer
4.10.18
immunity

This Is How Living in a City Affects Your Immune System

Kids exposed to critters and their germs tend to be better off.
Markham Heid
3.27.18
Living With It

How to Tell if You Have a Chemical Sensitivity

Chemical sensitivities won't go away on their own. You have to make them go away.
Matt Jancer
3.5.18
intolerant

Food Intolerance Tests Are Shoddy Science and Traps for Disordered Eating

Trendy food intolerance tests aren't accurate, but they fuel our obsession with what we can and cannot eat.
Shayla Love
2.23.18
pollution

Will an Air Purifier Actually Help With Allergies?

The air in your home can be even nastier than the air outside.
Michelle Malia
1.11.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is It to Let My Dog Sleep Next to Me?

“If your dog hasn’t had the proper treatments, it could bring fleas and ticks into the bed."
Kristen Dold
12.11.17
Sex

Some Men Get Sick for a Week Every Time They Orgasm

They're "allergic" to their own semen.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
11.29.17
Fighting Words

Please Check Your Pet So I Don't Get Kicked Off Our Flight

It would have been poor customer service, the agent said, to have asked the animal to move.
Terena Bell
9.29.17
You're Smarter Than That

We Don’t Need to Freak Out About ‘Toxic Mold' After a Hurricane

The final word on the mythical monster.
Farah Naz Khan
9.13.17